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Have you heard of the company "Technical Pro"?

Asked by Jeremycw1 (1370points) April 3rd, 2011

I’m looking into getting some DJ gear for small parties and events, and came across this crazy looking thing. It looks like a pretty neat idea, but I’ve never heard of the company, and for $600 it seems a little too good to be true. What are your thoughts?

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DeanV's avatar

Looks like way overkill for what you might be doing. Go with some simple Mackie’s or a speaker package if you don’t have the DJ skills to back up your soundsystem.

You really don’t need a full speaker system if you’re just going to be up there crossfading songs together or playing pre-made sets.

So I wouldn’t go with this “Technical Pro” thing until you get out there and establish a name DJing or making a bit of cash. I like to budget myself with spending what I make on music on more equipment. Otherwise I would have already bought the entire musiciansfriend catalog. :D

Jeremycw1's avatar

Well I want to start DJing bigger parties and eventually start making money of off it, but one central speaker seems like it would be kinda weird. It’s cheap though, I found it on amazon for about $350.

DeanV's avatar

@Jeremycw1 I still dunno. You’d have to have a really small room for that to be completely sufficient, so I’d look into getting some used subs or just standard PA speakers that should be good for now.

I think the way speakers are positioned around a room are one of the nicer subtleties of live music. Although you could probably get away with one central speaker, I like the wide response you get from speakers all over the place. But for simplicity, this could work. You could always just pick up another one for a 2nd speaker if it works well.

Jeremycw1's avatar

@dverhey yeah, I think you’re right about the central speaker thing. I think something like this would be much more practical. Thanks for the advice!

DeanV's avatar

@Jeremycw1 That’s pretty good, but do some research on whether you want to go with CDJs or computer-based stuff. If you already have a laptop, I’d go with Traktor or Ableton and use that with your current music library. But if you already have all of your music on CD’s, go with that package right there, it’s a pretty good deal. You may need to buy a power amp on top of it, but that whole package is pretty affordable.

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